Workforce Development is Talent Development
A skilled and talented workforce is critical for the development and sustainability of growing industries and a vibrant and diversified Dallas economy. Various resources are available, at no cost, to address your business’ workforce development needs.
The Texas Workforce Commission
Texas Workforce Commission (TWC)is a state agency that provides workforce development services to employers and job seekers. TWC provides grants for customized training:
Skills Development Fundprovides grants up to $500,000 for local customized training opportunities in partnership with employers and training providers, typically local colleges. Training can be used for new job opportunities or to upgrade skills of existing workers.
Self-Sufficiency Fundprovides grants up to $500,000 for employers
Skills for Small Businessesprogram offers support for companies with fewer than 100 employees. In partnership with a public training provider, the program pays up to $1,450 for each new employee or $725 for existing employees using existing curriculum.
All TWC programs require employers to pay prevailing wages in their local market for the trained occupation. Program parameters are subject to change at any time. For more information on training programs and services visit www.twc.state.tx.us/businesses/train-your-workforce or call
Federal support is also available through the
Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Visit for more information.
Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas
Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas (WFS Dallas) provides human resource solutions for employers seeking a talented workforce and
- Applicant screening and recruiting, including specialized recruiting services;
- Hiring events for individual employers and groups of employers;
- Assessment services;
- Customized training for new and current employees;
- Outplacement services during downsizing;
- Information regarding labor market, applicant pool, and hiring climate.
Dallas County Community College District
Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) is one of the largest undergraduate institutions in the state of Texas with seven colleges offering customized training to meet employers’ needs for training, re-training, industry-specific certifications. Needs
Visit www.dcccd.edu/workforcepartners for more program information.
Occupational Employment Statistics
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) produces the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES). This program employment and wage